Then she “blamed the devil,” a police source said.
A woman walked into the bathroom and saw the mother holding her hand on young Gavriel's mouth, but Fisher told her: “I put my hand over his mouth to put him to sleep.”
The mother locked herself in the bathroom and customers and employees became worried when the line to the toilets grew long. When workers forced their way inside, the child was unconscious and foaming at the mouth.
They said Fisher tried to stop the restaurant staff from performing CPR on the limp toddler.
“I would describe her as soulless,” a law enforcement official said when asked if the mom seemed distraught. “She put her hand over his mouth and smothered him.” Another sickened police source said: “She is a lunatic. She is crazy.”
Gavriel was rushed to Bellevue Hospital, where he died, cops said. The mother was taken into custody at the scene.
The boy's maternal grandmother said, “He was such a happy baby.”
My mother used to say that about me.